4 Quick Out-of-gym training Options for Busy Boxing Buffs

Sometimes those of us with busy schedules can’t make it down to the gym to do boxing training every day. And some of us, especially those in apartments, can’t have a home-punching bag to train on.

If that sounds like you, here are some alternative ways to get a decent work out at home.

Pull-up bar: These can easily be installed into a doorway and allow you to do pull-ups and chin-ups at home, which are great upper-body and core workouts. These are available online for $30-$50 and can save you a few trips to the gym early in the morning.

Home workout DVD: There is a specific type of home-workout program called extreme fitness workouts. These are becoming popular these days with a lot of people, many of them just guys who are interested in looking more sculpted. I like those created by MMA champs where there are some workout sessions that use fight-specific maneuvers to build those muscles. It’s very motivating to fight alongside a champ!

Yoga balls: lifting weights on a yoga ball can add new muscle groups to your weight workout. It can also be used to help improve your balance, and even if yo’re just sitting on it while watching TV it can help your back alignment.

Video Games: They’ve come a long way since the Super Punchout days. With new technologies like the Nintendo Wii and Xbox Kinect, boxing games are even more realistic and can simulate the motion. Try this in combination with weighted straps or gloves. Just remember to tone it town a notch so as not to punch a hole in your TV!